Friday, April 29, 2011
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Attaya Gaddis founded the shop, which originated as a photo studio, in 1907. His photographs capture Egypt's past. For example, he was present as burial objects were carried out of the tomb of Tutankhamun. New prints, such as these in the front display window, are taken from his plate glass negatives.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
I may need to do a little 'cropping' to find the idyll, but I'm thankful to have the small bits that I have.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.
Monday, April 25, 2011
This morning Mom, Dad and I walked along Road 9 in my old neighbourhood. One of the salesmen from the Pharaonic Flowers shop crossed the street to present me with a beautiful bouquet of three pink roses, a pink lily, and a pink gerber. What a lovely gesture!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
St. John the Baptist church given by Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A Jacaranda tree stands tall, and sways as if to say,
Look! At this magnificence, I’m wearing blue today.
forgive the way I shout aloud, my lack of modesty,
but nowhere in this troubled world is finery like me.
Light rays slide between each leaf, to settle on the tips
to lightly kiss your face with a hundred million tiny lips.
You only have to lift your eyes to greet the filtered sun
a sight I guarantee will warm the heart of everyone.
Though very tall, my leaf is small, its form is one of fern,
large panicles of bluebells swell to trumpet unconcern.
A Bee collecting nectar from an ample deep white throat,
takes flight to join its family, and of its feast to gloat.
Look up to see each fern like leaf, floating up on high,
like footprints of a centipede that stroll across the sky
See how far my branches reach, admire their greenery,
I am beautiful and strong, I am the Jacaranda tree.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I must check this post for grammatical and spelling errors, but it's going to wait until tomorrow. Good night. zzzzzzzzz
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
"Glorious, stirring sight! The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today — in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped — always somebody else's horizon! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my!"
Kenneth Grahame's 'Toad' explores the delights of car travel in The Wind and The Willows (1908)
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
To carry his load without resting, not to be bothered by heat or cold and always be content: these three things we can learn from a donkey.
Animal Care Egypt and Brooke Hospital for Animals work to improve the care of these lovely beasts of burden.